The only historically black university system in United States partners with Instructure to provide students with a reliable, open and inclusive learning environment

SALT LAKE CITY, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe maker of Canvas, today announced that the Southern University and A&M College System (SU System) selected the Canvas LMS such as its new learning management system to foster student success and create global leadership opportunities for a diverse student body. The implementation of Canvas will support the university system’s four campuses and more than 11,000 students with a fully mobile and accessible solution through trusted, open and inclusive educational technology. Canvas, part of the Instructure learning platformis the market share leader in higher education.

The Southern University Law Center, which is part of the Southern University and A&M College System, was already a Canvas customer. Due to the success of this partnership, other SU System campuses have adopted Canvas as their LMS. Over the next two months, Instructure and the SU system will work to ensure a smooth transition for students and teachers when migrating from a legacy LMS vendor.

The Southern University and A&M College System consists of various campuses in Louisianaincluding University of the South, Baton Rougethe Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Southern University Law Center, University of the South, New Orleans and University of Southern Shreveport.

“Our mission is to provide access and opportunity for students and to prepare our graduates to excel in a 21st century global, knowledge-based economy,” said Dennis J. Shieldspresident-chancellor, Southern University System. “Our investment in Canvas demonstrates our commitment to improving student success, improving accessibility, and meeting the unique needs of our educators and students.”

The SU system invests in various elements of the Instructure learning platform. The University System chose Canvas as their LMS and added Studio Canvas, which transforms passive viewing into active discussions between teachers and students, whether they are in the classroom, remotely or in blended learning environments. To improve adoption and assess the impact of new education technology data, the SU system chose Impact by Instructure. These solutions work together to improve the impact of teaching and learning and are designed to increase students’ chances of success.

“The Southern University and A&M College System plays such an important role throughout Louisiana and the south United States in the development of future leaders,” said Melissa Loble, Director of Customer Experience at Instructure. “Instructure is honored to support its distinguished community of teachers and students with a flexible and consistent student experience delivered through the Canvas LMS.”

Canvas is a fully SaaS learning environment that streamlines interaction and builds strong relationships between teachers and students, whether in the physical, blended or fully online classroom. Traditionally, technology designed to support blended and online learning has lacked flexibility and failed to deliver a more engaging online experience. Canvas was created to simplify teaching so teachers can spend more time engaging students in ways that enhance learning.

The Instructure learning platform is an open, reliable and extensible learning ecosystem enabling a digital learning environment for educators, students and institutions. The platform is made up of several key pillars, such as assessment, professional development and analysis, which work together to enrich, support and connect all aspects of teaching and learning. The Canvas family of tools is the learning management backbone of the Instructure learning platform.


Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of educators and learners around the world. Learn more about

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